Parts Kit adapts GPS-assisted steering to farm machinery.

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Outback Guidance® eDrive(TM) hydraulic steering installation kits are available for Outback eDriveTC(TM) GPS assisted steering system, which uses GPS technology to automatically steer agricultural machines. There are 650+ kits that allow Outback eDriveTC to be used with specific agricultural tractors, floaters, sprayers, and combines. Each comes complete with all necessary hoses, fittings, and brackets needed to install system in less than 2 hr (typ).



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Hemisphere GPS Offers 23 New Outback eDrive(TM) Hydraulic Steering Kits



Calgary, AB - July 6, 2009 - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS announced today that it has expanded its popular line of Outback Guidance® eDrive(TM) hydraulic steering installation kits. Outback eDriveTC(TM) GPS assisted steering system extends the functionality of the Outback S series, including Outback S(TM), Outback S2(TM), Outback Sts(TM), and Outback S3(TM). Once eDriveTC engages, it uses GPS technology to automatically steer the agricultural machines. As a result, it provides more uniform treatments, extends hours of operation while reducing driver fatigue, and is more accurate than otherwise humanly possible. It also features Tilt Compensation (TC), which corrects for the GPS antenna position when driving on slopes in the terrain, essential for precision applications.

The hydraulic steering installation kits allow Outback eDriveTC to be used with a wide variety of agricultural tractors, floaters, sprayers, and combines. Hemisphere GPS has designed customized kits to support 23 new machinery models since the beginning of this year, bringing the number of compatible agricultural machines to over 650. The newest offerings include the first kits designed for the CLAAS® Forage Harvesters (491, 492, and 493 series), as well as new kits for the 220 model of the Massey Ferguson® Swather, and 10 new models of Fendt® tractors.

The hydraulic steering installation kits come complete with all the necessary hoses, fittings, and brackets. Detailed, yet easy to use, step-by-step instructions enable customers to install the system themselves with no special training. Typically, the entire hydraulic installation can be done in less than two hours.

"We are proud to have North America 's most popular aftermarket hydraulic steering system," said John Bohlke , Director of Product Marketing of Hemisphere GPS. "Since we first began shipping steering kits in December of 2003, Hemisphere GPS has sold over 11,000 units. Combined with any of our Outback Guidance GPS systems, like Outback S3, customers have experienced exceptionally accurate, precise, and repeatable applications, and benefited from a quick return on their investment."

Outback eDriveTC and the eDrive hydraulic steering installation kits are available through Outback Guidance Centers, other distributors in North America , and through Hemisphere GPS distributors worldwide. The new CLAAS Forage Harvester, Massey Ferguson Swather, and Fendt tractor model kits will be available beginning July 10, 2009. Please contact Outback Guidance customer service or visit www.outbackguidance.com for more information on kits for specific makes and models of agricultural machines.

About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback Guidance® and BEELINE®, two of the leading brands in precision GPS for ground agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HEM" and is a component of Standard & Poor's TSX SmallCap Index. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.

CLAAS is a registered trademark of KGAA MBH LLC in the United States and other countries. Massey Ferguson and Fendt are registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation in the United States and other countries.

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Farrar
Ground Ag Marketing Manager
Hemisphere GPS
Phone: (785) 742-5131
E-mail : ground@hemispheregps.com

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